[ mees-tek ]
/ ˈmis tɛk /
noun, plural Mix·tecs, (especially collectively) Mix·tec for 1.
a member of an Amerindian people of Guerrero, Oaxaca, and Puebla, Mexico.
the Oto-Manguean language of the Mixtecs, consisting of a number of highly divergent dialects.
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Origin of Mixtec
1840–50; < Mexican Spanish mixteco < Nahuatl mixtēcah, plural of mixtēcatl person from Mixtlān (mix(tli) cloud + -tlān locative suffix, -tēcatl suffix of personal nouns)
OTHER WORDS FROM MixtecMix·tec·an, adjective, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for mixtec
The priest, an excellent man, is a pure-blooded Mixtec indian, talking the language as his mother tongue.In Indian Mexico (1908)|Frederick Starr
British Dictionary definitions for mixtec
/ (ˈmiːstɛk) /
plural -tecs or -tec a member of an American Indian people of Mexico
the language of this people
Derived forms of MixtecMixtecan, adjective, noun
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